refutatio the refutation
Arrangement of   1. exordium  |  2. narratio  |  3. partitio
Classical Oration   4. confirmatio  |  5. refutatio  |  6. peroratio

  Following the the confirmatio or section on proof in a classical oration, comes the refutation. As the name connotes, this section of a speech was devoted to answering the counterarguments of one's opponent.

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Sources:Cic. De Inv. 1.42-51; Quintilian 5.13

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